Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing With the Traits

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545138406
Format: PDF, ePub
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Trait expert Ruth Culham has collected, assessed, and annotated a set of 36 student papers that can be used as the focus of trait-based writing lessons. This unique resource also contains a CD with PDFs of all the papers and 12 interactive whiteboard activities that guide students through the key qualities of a paper; students simply press the color-coded buttons at the bottom of each page, and information about the key quality is displayed and the corresponding text in the paper is highlighted. Interactive whiteboard activities on CD! Time-saving resource!

Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing with the Traits

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545138413
Format: PDF
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Trait expert Ruth Culham has culled papers from diverse classrooms and collated them here into a unique trait-based teaching resource. Each paper is scored by trait and includes teacher commentary explaining the evaluation based on Culham's scoring guides, which are included in the book. You'll find six papers per trait, spanning the grading continuum from low to high. Put papers on the overhead or Smartboard as models for a whole-class writing lesson, make copies for small-group discussions of a trait, invite students to critique or rank papers...these are just a few of the possibilities. All papers are included on CDin two versions--original and with teacher comments.- Includes CD with interactive PDFs!- Perfect for interactive white boards!

Traits of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545013635
Format: PDF
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Provides teachers with trait-specific assessment materials, including scoring guides, benchmark papers, and sample conference comments, along with warm-up exercises, focus lessons, and activities for the middle school classroom.

6 1 Traits of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439280389
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Describes the traits of good writing in any genre and includes information on assessing student writing skills, lesson planning, and activities.

Daily Trait Warm Ups

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545095990
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The most daunting tasks of writing-revision and editing-just became easier and more manageable with the publication of this book. Ruth Culham targets specific skills with short, powerful activities that help students gain independence and confidence as they revise their work for ideas, organization, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency, and edit it for conventions. The book contains 180 reproducible/downloadable activities-one for each day of the school year-on paper and CD. Plus think-abouts, scoring guides, checklists, and more. For use with Grades 3 and up.

Writing Workshop in Middle School

Author: Marilyn Pryle
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545280709
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers information on teaching writing workshops to middle school students, including planning assignments that balance structure and choice, designing grading rubrics, and encouraging revision.

Getting Started With the Traits Grades K 2

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545111911
Format: PDF, Docs
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For primary-grade teachers who want to weave the traits into their writing program but are unsure where to begin, help has arrived! This book contain just what they need to get started: trait-focused lessons, activities, reproducibles, scoring guides, conference comments, scored sample papers, children's book lists, and teaching tips. But Culham and Coutu do more than provide ""stuff""; they provide reliable, levelheaded, easy-to-follow advice on applying the traits so teachers begin seeing results in their students' work from day one. For use with Grades K-2.

Mentor Texts

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625311311
Format: PDF
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It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction. In the second edition of this important book Lynne and Rose show teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons," built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words. Lynne and Rose offer new children's book titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest. At the end of each chapter a "Think About It--Talk About It--Write About It" section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues. The book is organized around the characteristics of good writing--focus, content, organization, style, and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualize the process, and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers.